Date of Award
Restricted Access Professional Report
Master of Science
Field of Study
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Dutta, Mayurika, ‘Detection of androgen receptors by Flow Cytometry’. Internship Practicum report, Biotechnology, May 2008, 80 pp., 1 table, 18 figures. The use of androgen therapy is expanding given the documented potential benefits like increasing bone mineral density, muscle mass and strength. Androgen therapy also has potential risks including increasing the likelihood of prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease. So, we need a way to differentiate those who are likely to be benefitted by the therapy and those that are not. Data from Dr. Meharvan Singh’s lab has shown that activation of intracellular androgen receptors triggers cell survival pathways, while activation of the membrane androgen receptor suppresses cytoprotective pathways, and thus promotes cell death. We propose to develop a diagnostic kit that measures the relative ratio of intracellular androgen receptors and membrane androgen receptors, which is predicted to gauge relative risks or benefits associated with androgen therapy.
"Direction of Androgen Receptors by Flow Cytometry" Fort Worth, Tx: University of North Texas Health Science Center;